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I Thought You Would Listen (Zephaniah 2:1-3:7)

There is probably no sentence we hate to hear more out of the lips of others than the words, “I told you so.” “I tried to tell you.” “I tried to tell but you would not listen.” But imagine if God had to say those words to us. He does. But before we get to that, we need to consider what we are looking at in the book of Zephaniah. The first chapter of Zephaniah was God declaring the problem of complacency among his people. They are satisfied in their wealth and possessions, thinking God is not active in the world. They still worship the Lord but they do not follow him or seek him. But now we are at a moment when the prophet is going to plead with the people. After he makes his pleading with the people, the Lord will make his personal pleading to the people. What we are going to see in our Lord is a picture of a father who is pleading with his children to listen to what he has to say. Now what we are going to see may seem a little backward. But there is a purpose in the presentation to his complacent people. God is going to give the people three reasons that they need to repent. So follow along as we look at God calling to his people in Zephaniah 2…

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